Monday, March 1, 2010

Making mandapputtu

Preparing the dough

Making balls

Carving out face with fingers

The human face in the mandapputtu

Mandapputtu is another snack made during pongala as an offering to bhagavati. It is believed that offering mandapputtu will relieve you from all problems related to head. Mandapputtu is prepared from a mix of green gram, rice flour and jaggery. The dough is first prepared with aboveingredients and then made to balls. A human face will be carved out in these balls using fingers. The balls are then steam cooked.

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